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Amidst the unspeakable horrors of Hitler’s Concentration Camps, a young German girl finds beauty and love for a man that will span a lifetime.   This story is the true account of Inge Katz; the striking daughter of a successful businessman who meets and falls in love with a handsome fellow inmate. But when he gets shipped “Out East” to a Death Camp, she goes years not knowAmidst the unspeakable horrors of Hitler’s Concentration Camps, a young German girl finds beauty and love for a man that will span a lifetime.   This story is the true account of Inge Katz; the striking daughter of a successful businessman who meets and falls in love with a handsome fellow inmate. But when he gets shipped “Out East” to a Death Camp, she goes years not knowing if he is alive or dead. Her love for this man endures against all odds – from Nazi rifles, to starvation, to disease, to assaults of allied fire.   But as time passes without word or confirmation of his survival, should she remain loyal, or, as everyone suggests, move on with another?...

Title : roses in a forbidden garden a holocaust love story
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  • Kath Elizabeth
    2019-06-05 07:43

    3.5 stars. A really harrowing but also beautiful story about Inge Katz, who was a teenage Jew living during Nazi Germany. This is a true story, but it reads like a novel with tidbits of information and facts dotted throughout the book. There were also actual photos of the characters at the time which I really enjoyed seeing, and felt added to the book wonderfully.Anything written about the Holocaust usually breaks my heart, and this book was no different. I found myself longing for Inge and her family to somehow escape, for Inge to find her love again, for everything to turn out happily. Yet with every chapter that passed, Inge faced more hardship and it was heartbreaking to see. Inge had such a positive and optimistic outlook about everything that was happening, and this was lovely to read, even if it was a little naive.My only qualms with this book were the writing style - there is a lot of telling rather than showing - and while I'm aware its a non-fiction book, its also written like a story, so it needed a bit less 'Inge did this, Inge felt this, Inge saw this' to push it up to a higher rating. Thank you very much to the author for providing me with a free copy of this book for review.

  • Lee Hollowell
    2019-06-09 06:57

    Inge and SamI have been reading several books about the suffering and survival of those young Jews in conecentration camps and young Germans left behind when their fathers and brothers were drafted into the German army. The strength of these people who learned to survive and fend for themselves under the most hienous conditions shows the strength of the human spirit. Family seemed to be the one outstanding thing that holds their hearts together throughout their young lives. They were ready to die then give into the hate and cruelty that they lived through for 4 long years. The strength that they possess is deep within their souls starts so very young from their families and close relationships​.So many millions died for thier beliefs. Those who survived​ had used what they saw and were forced to do to build a legacy that has lasted until today.I am in awe of these people who survived the camps and the families who starved and saw hate just as much as those in the camps The war ended but not for them. They both saw their lives in ashes but overcame to see a real future for themselves and others. I will never forget what the Jews went through in concentration camps and hope their stories pass along to future generations. The German women and children saw the results of carpet bombing that destroyed their cities, farms and infrastructure. That I learned in another book that I read. We should make sure all these stories are passed on to our children and theirs.

  • Merle
    2019-05-25 01:58

    This is a simple but powerful story of Elise Garibaldi's grandmother. Inge Katz is taken from her home to Theresienstadt concentration camp. She is a young girl living a happy idyllic childhood with her mother, father and other extended family living close by. She enjoys fashion and sews her own clothes. As the rules about being Jewish start to close in on her, she has to leave school, then she has to give up her apprenticeship as a seamstress. Though she has work, stays together with her family and finds love in Theresienstadt, the war years are a time of hardship for her and all those close to her. But this story has a happy ending. It is a great book for middle and highs school students to learn about the Holocaust.

  • Kate
    2019-06-05 04:04

    I am glad to have read this book. Roses in a Forbidden Garden is the true story of a young woman’s inner strength, derived from an innate sense of optimism and love. These traits empower a woman as she endures a time of brutal war and human suffering. Through this book, the author, Elise Garibaldi, shares her grandmother’s legacy with the world, and reminds us of the importance of being upstanders.I recommend this book to everyone, especially those seeking to understand this tragedy from a personal perspective. It is a quick, but powerful read. Its message of humanity’s unyielding strength shines brilliantly through Elise Garibaldi eloquent writing.

  • Helen
    2019-06-10 06:39

    "Roses In A Forbidden Garden" is the compelling true story of Inge Katz, a beautiful and resourceful young girl from Bremen, Germany, who is sent to the concentration camp Thereisenstadt with her mother, father and grandmother. Despite the bleakness and dangers of her surroundings, Inge manages to retain her positive optimistic nature and unwavering hope in the future. Inge even manages to find love with a fellow inmate, Shmuel Berger. This book is an inspirational an uplifting one for any reader and particularly appropriate as a teaching tool for young readers in middle and high school. I could not recommend it more highly.

  • Richard A. Garrison
    2019-05-24 00:51

    A love storyThis was a wonderful book. I couldn't put it down. There was sorrow, fear, rears and youthfulness at the end.

  • nancycasazza
    2019-06-07 01:47

    Love triumphs over allThis was a gripping story of love triumphing over the evils of the concentration camps. It is an amazing story.

  • Nancy
    2019-06-15 06:59

    This book was written by the granddaughter of Inge,the Holocaust survivor. It is a story about a camp I had never heard or read about until this book. The camp's name is Theresienstadt, and it was used as a propaganda tool by the Nazi's, for the Red Cross to check out, to see that they were being humane to their prisoners. The people were transported with their family members, on passenger trains, and the men and woman were separated in their living quarters upon arrival at the camp. The prisoners kept there own hair, and the few clothes they had worn, or carried in a small bag. Their larger bags were never taken to them. They were given jobs, and they were given medical treatment. If they missed too many days of work, they were put on a transport list, and taken to a death camp. They weren't given very much food, and they grew very weak. Inge is the central character in the book. She fell in love in the camp. Schmuel was a handsome young man, and both Inge and Schmuel noticed each other early on, and looked for each other, until they met. Schmuel worked in the bakery, and gave Inge a roll when they met for their dates, when they would take walks together. Inge would take the rolls to her mother, who was doing worse than her father or herself. When the Red Cross workers came to check out the camp, the Nazi's fixed up the camp, by painting, planting flowers, putting food in the empty stores, had the old women scrub the streets, put tables outside, and had people playing cards and chess, etc. They let the children play outside. All of the extra things were taken away, once the Red Cross workers left. Inge was always obedient to her father's wishes growing up, and she continued to listen to her father in the camp, and the things he asked her to do, helped save the families lives. This book tells what this family went through shortly before the war, during their time in the camp, and after the war. It's a good read, that kept me turning the pages.

  • Ashley
    2019-06-18 08:45

    I picked this up not really knowing if it was fiction or non-fiction... I didn't read much about it, I just dove in. This is a true story, but the writing style wavers between reading like a non-fiction book and reading like a story. I would have liked it more had it been more consistently one-way or the other but as it is... I struggled with it being more factually written, then switching into story mode. It was hard to really get into for this reason... similar to when a writer can't stay in one tense. One thing I really loved were the actual photos of the characters at the time.Overall, I liked the story. I found myself hoping for Inge and her family to make it. It was overall a great story. I liked being able to see that things like love still happened in spite of the surroundings.

  • Pam
    2019-06-17 07:52

    Roses in a Forbidden Garden: A Holocaust Love StoryI is by Elise Garibaldi. The story begins in Bremen, Germany where Inge was born. It takes us through the concentration camps of Therezin, Auschwitz, and Dachau as Inge Katz endures being in the custody of the Nazis. How she suffers and finds love is amazing. Elise tells her grandmother’s story with style and without an emotional interference by her own thoughts. It is well told and well researched.

  • denise
    2019-06-03 06:01

    Forbidden GardenA true, wonderful book. You did a remarkable honor to your parents and grandparents in writing this book. Everyone needs to read this and acknowledge the suffer ing of the human race.Thank you for sharing your families story.

  • Cathy Gudger
    2019-05-26 00:42

    Beautifully written story about a young girl and her family and their horrific ordeal in a concentration camp. This is a must read!!

  • Dorel Pollack
    2019-06-09 05:48

    "Roses in a Forbidden Garden" is the story of Inge and Samuel who had to tap into their inner strenghts and wills to live for themselves and their loved ones in order to survive one of human history's most devious and horrendous times.Inge's strong will and courage along with her pragmatic approach in obtaining trade skills and finding use for them in many situations was extremely captivating.Mrs. Garibaldi's approach on Samuel's perspective was adrenalin rush throuhout the book, I almost immediately wanted to skip chapters to find out his future.

  • Ruth Bahar
    2019-06-07 08:52

    It was an excellent read. I highly recommend it as a way to better understand the holocaust and its many facets. It is inspirational and shows the strength of the human spirit.